Brakes / Shock Absorbers Northampton

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Your vehicles braking system is one of the most important aspects of a vehicle's safety, not just in terms of you and your passengers safety, but also that of other road users and pedestrians.

Calmac Tyres Autocentre recommend a periodic check of brakes and shock absorbers in Northampton garage, to maintain this safety, as well as ensuring correct handling of the vehicle, and reducing general wear & tear.

Brake Components Northampton

We stock a large range of brake components here, and our friendly and highly qualified brake technicians use the latest mechanical and diagnostic equipment and technology to ensure the safety of your vehicle at all times.

Modern brakes are quite complex consisting of several parts, must vehicles braking systems use hydraulics, this is where brake fluid is held in a master cylinder and when the brake pedal is depressed it pushes fluid through the brake pipes to the calipers which in turn close the brake pads onto the brake disc stopping the vehicle. 

All replacement parts we use are backed by the Unipart Car Care Centre guarantee of 12 months or 12000 miles (whichever sooner) so peace of mind is guaranteed for you.

What are ABS brakes?

Many modern cars have anti-lock braking systems that aid control under severe braking stresses such as an emergency stop. Sensors detect that the wheel has stopped rotating or locked up, if this happens then there is little or nothing the driver can do to control the vehicle, ABS works by releasing the pressure slightly to allow it to move – effectively putting the brakes on and off very rapidly so there is a measure of control that can be maintained.

Signs of wear & tear on brakes in Northampton

There are several telltale signs that there may be an issue with your brakes, if so please urgently get a trained brake specialist to check them over for you, it is critical for your safety and that of your passengers and other road users

  • Grinding noise when braking – this can indicate wear & tear
    • Sometimes it can also signify debris or stones stuck between the pads & discs although rare.
  • Brakes making a high-pitched squealing sound under braking.
  • The brake pedal having to be pushed much harder or further to get the car to slow down.
  • The car pulling to one side or another when braking.
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Get the Unipart Car Care Centre Nationwide Guarantee

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Enjoy the peace of mind of the unique Unipart Car Care Centre Nationwide Guarantee.

In the unlikely event of a replaced part failing due to incorrect fitment or the part itself being faulty, we offer free parts and labour for replacement within 12 month or 12,000 miles commencing from the date of original fitment, whichever is the earlier.

This can be carried out by us or any participating Unipart Car Care Centre throughout the UK, each of which has agreed to offer the same guarantee. Your statutory rights are not affected.

Important: Keep your invoice in your vehicle as proof of purchase of the goods detailed thereon. Call Unipart on 0800 056 6577 for details of your nearest participating Unipart Car Care Centre.

Our Location...

Find Us

  • 85 St. James Mill Road
    St. James Business Park
    Northampton
    NN5 5JP
01604 757538

Opening Times

  • Monday
  • 08:30-17:30
  • Tuesday
  • 08:30-17:30
  • Wednesday
  • 08:30-17:30
  • Thursday
  • 08:30-17:30
  • Friday
  • 08:30-17:30
  • Saturday
  • 08:30-13:00
  • Sunday
  • Closed
Our Accreditations:
  • unipart
  • qms
  • motor-ind
  • tsi
  • v-standard
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